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Ice Cream Production in the UK: Market Research Report

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Ice Cream Production Market Research Report | SIC C10.520 | Jun 2016

Cool operators: The industry has grown over the past five years, despite high volatility

The Ice Cream Production market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
R&R Ice Cream Ltd R&R Ice Cream Ltd market share
Unilever plc Unilever plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£391m
Annual Growth 12-17
5.2%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
3,000
Businesses
279
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ice Cream Production industry includes the production of take-home ice cream, impulse ice cream, frozen yoghurt and sorbet. The impulse segment is most susceptible to changes in weather conditions, whilst the consumption of take-home products is more robust and continues to provides operators with the most room for sustainable growth. During the five years through 2016-17, growth in the frozen yoghurt segment has been most prominent on the back consumer trends towards healthy eating, though this segment remains small. The industry's main downstream markets are generally retailers that sell directly to consumers, but a small portion of the industry's products go to food-service operators such as restaurants, which use them as ingredients... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the Ice Cream Production industry are moderate. The most significant barrier is the high initial capital investment required to enter the industry. Due to the industry's reliance on equipment and automation, capital investments are substantial even for small-scale production facilities. Well-established global players such as R&R Ice Cream and Unilever present another significant threat to any new start-up. These players enjoy high brand and customer loyalty and have considerable resources to spend on advertising, branding and expanding their market share. Moreover these larger brands already have favourable contracts with retailers like supermarkets and convenience stores, which may make it more difficult for new entrants to secure their own. The.. purchase to read more

 


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What is the Ice Cream Production Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture ice cream and other edible ice products such as sorbet and gelato. The industry excludes the activities of ice cream parlours and other retail sale of ice cream products.

Industry Products
Take-home tubs Take-home multipacks Individual impulse productsScoop-and-serve ice creamFrozen yoghurtOther products
 
Industry Activities
ice creamsorbet gelato frozen yoghurtsherbet


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